The pastime has been sweeping the nation. We here at the Real Revo have noticed it before. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=54368. The way it works is this: A group of young people get together and they find a man. One of the group approaches the man and sucker punches him as hard as he possibly can. One punch is all he gets.
If he knocks the victim out cold he gets a point and moves up in the competition. If the victim is not knocked cold he doesn’t get a point and the rest of the group is allowed to do their best. Sometimes they knock him cold and leave him in the street. Usually, though, they continue beating the victim and frequently rob him.
Occasionally a single young person, who has become especially adept at the ‘Knock-Out Game’ tries his hand at it without his helpers. This appears to be what happened in the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case.
Here is a little video from Baltimore Maryland. It’s rare, so far, because it records the game. It may be, though, that the kids are now recording their games. Perhaps we’ll see more like this.